UpvoteYA Episode 10: Intro to Worldbuilding

Hello and welcome to the tenth episode of UpvoteYA!  Today we chat a little bit about worldbuilding. What is it? Why do you need it? Is it just for genre writers?

The answer may (or may not) surprise you.

(Spoiler: It’s not just for genre writers!)

SHOW NOTES:

What follows is a list of all the books we talked about today, some of which you probably have heard of. If you want homework for what to read to brush up on your worldbuilding, start here.

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

The Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green

The Song of the Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce

THE SERPENT KING by Jeff Zentner

Captive Prince trilogy by C.S. Pacat (NOT YA!!!)

A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

TRUTHWITCH by Susan Dennard

WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin

THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by Heidi Heilig

MORE HAPPY THAN NOT by Adam Silvera

WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart

A WORLD WITHOUT YOU by Beth Revis

UpvoteYA Episode 9: National Novel Writing Month

Today we explore National Novel Writing Month. What is it? Can you do it? Should you?  We have some tips and tricks to help you hit that 50,000 word mark over the course of this awesome thirty-day writing journey.

And we ask the big questions: Will this be Phil’s year?

Episode 9: National Novel Writing Month (Air Time 33:09)

SHOW NOTES

  • National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org)
  • Wikiwrimo (wikiwrimo.org)
  • #nanowrimo (twitter.com)
  • #nanowrimo2016 (twitter.com)
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern
  • The Truth about Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh
  • No Plot? No Problem! by Chris Baty